Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

C# ASP.NET MVC Basics Modeling and Presenting Data Using Strongly Typed Views


Update the Detail.cshtml view to be a strongly typed view. Add a model directive to strongly type the view using the Treehouse.Models.VideoGame data model type. Replace the ViewBag Title, Description, and Characters property references with the respective Model properties.

where did i get wrong???

using System.Web.Mvc;
using Treehouse.Models;

namespace Treehouse.Controllers
    public class VideoGamesController : Controller
        public ActionResult Detail()
            var videoGame = new VideoGame()
                Title = "Super Mario 64",
                Description = "Super Mario 64 is a 1996 platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64.",
                Characters = new string[]
                    "Princess Peach",

            return View(videoGame);
@model Treehouse.Models.VideoGame
    ViewBag.PageTitle = "Video Game Detail";



<h5>Characters: @Model.Characters</h5>

        @foreach (var character in Model.Characters)
namespace Treehouse.Models
    // Don't make any changes to this class!
    public class VideoGame
        public int Id { get; set; }
        public string Title { get; set; }
        public string Description { get; set; }
        public string[] Characters { get; set; }
        public string Publisher { get; set; }

        public string DisplayText
                return Title + " (" + Publisher + ")";

2 Answers

Jon Wood
Jon Wood
9,884 Points

Just by taking a quick look, I don't think you need this line: <h5>Characters: @Model.Characters</h5> The @Model.Characters is an array and it won't output a string (unless it calls ToString, but I'll have to verify that). Keep it as <h5>Characters:</h5> and see if that works.

no..its not working.. I still get the error "Did you remove any of the provided markup?"